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Rotary District 5750 supports the great work of 36 active community-based clubs with nearly 2,000 Rotarians.  In addition to our clubs’ amazing and impactful work, our District also promotes incredible programs that enrich lives near and far. To find out more, check out www.rotary.org to find a club near you or peruse our club directory in the menu above to visit your nearest club this week!
DISTRICT 5750 NEWS
As per the Bylaws of District 5750, District Governor Angela Rickman is announcing that nominations for District Governor for 2023-24 are open. She will convene a Nominating Committee chaired by Past District Governor Lance Singleton in early December via Zoom. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please submit an application to Lance@lancesingleton.com by November 25, 2020. 
 
 
For more information, email or call Lance at 405-401-5953. The qualifications are as follows:
Article 3: Section 7. QUALIFICATIONS OF A GOVERNOR-NOMINEE
a. Unless specifically excused by the board, no person shall be selected as nominee for governor unless the Rotarian has the following qualifications at the time of selection.
b. The Rotarian must be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district.
c. The Rotarian must have full qualifications for such membership in the strict application of the provisions therefore, and the integrity of the Rotarian’s classification must be without question.
d. The Rotarian must have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter president of a club having served the full term from the date of charter to 30 June, provided that this period is at least six months.
e. The Rotarian must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in Duties of a Governor in section 15.090 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
f. The Rotarian must demonstrate knowledge of the qualification, duties, and responsibilities of a governor as prescribed in the bylaws and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement that the Rotarian understands clearly such qualifications, duties, and responsibilities. Such statement shall also confirm that the Rotarian is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to assume the duties and responsibilities of that office and to perform them faithfully.
g. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have attended the international assembly for its full duration, been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least seven years, and must continue to possess the qualifications in Qualifications of a Governor-Nominee in section 15.070 of the Rotary International By-Laws.
h. Unless specifically excused by the board, a governor at the time of taking office must have been a member of a functioning club in the district for four years.
 

Greetings, fellow Rotarians, as always I hope this message finds you well. If you're like me, you've been enjoying the cooler weather and the feeling of fall in the air.  September is Basic Education and Literacy Month at Rotary, and this year that topic is on my mind more than ever as my son enters the 7th grade. School Districts across the state are mixed in what back to school looks like in each community. Some schools are virtual, while others are in-person or a combination of both. Even more than ever, our kids need support as they face new obstacles with their education. I encourage all of our clubs to take a fresh look at ways in which we may need to adapt traditional projects to fit the unique challenges now present.

Additionally, I want to remind the clubs that we have a unique opportunity to join the Virtual Rotary Zone Summit on October 10th. Featured speakers will be RI President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and Past RI President Ian Riseley.  I am incredibly excited about Jenny Stotts, as I enjoyed hearing from her earlier this year in San Diego at the International Assembly. Jenny's presentation on "Rotary Happy" is an inspiring story about making Rotary your own and a frank discussion on what to do if your Rotary experience isn't as expected. I hope you will consider joining us along with hundreds of Rotarians across over 30 districts.  Registration information is on the zone website: https://www.rizones30-31.org/institute/rotary-virtual-summit-2020/.

Finally, as I close out, I'd like to thank Ponca City Rotary for having me as part of their virtual officer installation earlier this month, along with Exchange OKC Rotary, where I also spoke virtually at their weekly club meeting. If you are meeting online or considering meeting online, please invite me for a virtual club visit.
 
 
Thanks,
Angela Rickman
Rotary District 5750 | District Governor 2020 – 2021
 

Rotary District 5750 is pleased to announce our District Governor Nominee Designate as Deena Fisher of the Woodward Rotary Club. Deena will serve as District Governor in 2022-23. Deena K. Fisher recently retired as the Dean of the Woodward Campus and Professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University and master’s in Social Science Education and in School Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. In 2006, Dr. Fisher attended the “Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education” at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a contributing editor for the textbook, Oklahoma—Land of Contrast. In 2012, Fisher was inducted into the Journal Record Woman of the Year’s “Circle of Excellence”. She is a...

 
Recently, the Rotary International Board of Directors conducted a virtual meeting; and the following guidance is provided to encourage all Rotarians to take the safe route with in-person meetings. As you read through the items, keep in mind the health and safety of Rotarians is of paramount importance. Creativity and flexibility are terms that come to mind when we think about how we need to address this crisis.  I have enjoyed spending time with several clubs virtually over the last few days and hope that each of you and your families continue practicing good health habits. I encourage you to meet with your board and club and determine the best course for you. As a district we will be following similar guidelines as described below:
Attend the 2021 RI Convention!